CAAP Directors Initiative | Queensland Theatre

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP), in partnership with Queensland Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, and Sydney Theatre Company is proud to announce the CAAP Directors Initiative, aimed at unearthing, nurturing and developing Asian Australian directors for the stage.

Together the four companies are committed to working to identify, develop and embed Asian Australian directors in the three largest state theatre companies in Australia.

CAAP Directors Initiative offers a tailored training program over two years for selected participants in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

The first year will include directing workshops, close up observation of mainstage productions and a range of professional development and networking opportunities. In its second year, the program will provide hands-on directorial training and engagement with the host companies.

The Initiative begins with a one-week workshop in each city, which will provide high-level skills training and an opportunity for each of the Company directors to identify potential candidates for the full two-year program. The workshop is not compulsory for participation in the remainder of the Initiative.

Applications are now open for Queensland Theatre. Artists of Asian Australian heritage from related disciplines and those with training or experience in directing are encouraged to apply.

Applications open: Thursday 15 February 2018
Applications close: COB Thursday 1 March

Directing workshop: March 12 -16 facilitated by Associate Artistic Director Paige Rattray

Image Credit: CAAP-STC Directors Workshop 2016 - Photo by John Ma

Melbourne Theatre Company

Sydney Theatre Co